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Two-time Academy Award® winner Glenda Jackson makes her long-awaited return to Broadway, on the heels of her triumphant reappearance last season on London’s West End after a 25-year absence, alongside three-time Emmy® and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf and Tony nominee Alison Pill in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Three Tall Women.

Hailed as “essential viewing” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Three Tall Women has been lauded as a “spellbinding masterpiece” (Time Magazine). In addition to the Pulitzer, the play also won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello directs.

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Review of ‘Three Tall Women’

By Emily Gawlak

Long before Nas rapped the line, “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” Edward Albee percolated on similar sentiments, resulting in his Pulitzer Prize winning work Three Tall Women, which was first staged in New York in 1994. The, dare I describe it, towering work is back on stage at Broadway’s John Golden theatre, directed by Joe Mantello and featuring electric performances from Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf (if you don’t believe me, believe the Tony nominating committee, who recently gave best actress nods to both women) and Alison Pill.   Right, so in case I wasn’t clear, Albee’s work is not quite light fare, though it does, of course, feature a heavy helping of the playwright’s masterful, spiky wit. Divided in two parts but performed without an intermission, it tells the story of a 92 year old woman — played by Glenda Jackson and listed in the program only as “A” — who is largely confined to her ornate bedroom, centered around a great, big bed, where she swims in a repetitive, confused monologue of fractured memory and barks mercurial orders — help me, don’t touch me — at her professionally patient but genuinely empathetic nurse, “B,”  played by Laurie Metcalf. Alison Pill’s chara …Read more

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